November 17, 2017
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Workers push for EO vs endo in airport march
WHAT: March to demand EO vs endo
WHEN: Today, Nov 17, 9:00 am assembly
WHERE: Assembly at PALEA office then march to Philippine Airlines In-Flight Center near NAIA Terminal 2
Labor groups are pushing for an executive order to prohibit contractualization subject only to certain exemptions. Members of the union Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA) and PM will march this morning in support of the proposed EO.
Yesterday different workers organizations among them Partido Manggagawa (PM), and the coalition Nagkaisa finalized the draft to be submitted to the DOLE. The EO will then be endorsed for signing by President Rodrigo Duterte, as agreed upon in a dialogue between labor groups and the DOLE last Nov. 8.
In the rally today, PALEA will also call on President Duterte to ask Lucio Tan and PAL to likewise fulfill their obligation to some 600 retrenched PAL workers who have yet to be reinstated as regular workers according to the terms of a settlement agreement forged in 2013 to resolve the outsourcing dispute. President Duterte is aware of this as it was brought to his attention in a dialogue with labor groups at Malacanang last February 27.